Easter is just around the corner, and for elementary school teachers, it’s an opportunity to engage students in fun and educational activities that celebrate the season.
From crafts and decorations to games and learning opportunities, there are countless ways to incorporate Easter into the classroom in a way that’s inclusive, respectful, and age-appropriate.
Whether you’re looking for ideas for a classroom party or simply want to infuse a little Easter spirit into your everyday lessons, these Easter activities for school will be just what you need to celebrate this exciting time of the year!
What are fun Easter activities?
There are many Easter activities for kids that you can pull out this time of here. Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Bunny ears craft: Have students make their own bunny ears out of construction paper or felt, and then wear them during an Easter-themed party or activity. Check out my resource with everything you need here!
- Paper flowers: Teach students how to make paper flowers, such as daffodils or tulips, to celebrate the arrival of spring.
- Easter baskets: Have students decorate their own Easter baskets using construction paper, stickers, or other materials, and then use them to collect eggs during an Easter egg hunt.
- Easter egg decorating contest: While you may not want to bring in actual hard-boiled eggs to the classroom, paper eggs work just as well for decorating eggs with your students! Give each student a paper egg to decorate and then at the end, you can all vote as a class on your favorite eggs.
How do I decorate my classroom for Easter?
When it comes to decorating your classroom for Easter, you can usually find some great, affordable options at Dollar Tree. You can also use your students’ Easter and Spring Crafts and display them around the classroom.
Online Easter Activities for Kids
If you’re looking for activities that don’t require quite so much prep or cleanup, then online activities are the way to go! I love that students get to get creative and have some fun without the need for several supplies. If you’re looking for the perfect digital Easter resource, I have you covered.
This How To Catch The Easter Bunny Writing Activity is a great way for students to get creative and get plenty of writing practice in a fun and engaging way.
These interactive, editable Google Slides make it easy for students to copy and paste movable parts to design their own Easter Bunny trap. Then, they will write a narrative, persuasive, or opinion paper about how they plan to catch the bunny.
What is in this download?
40 Google Slides with Titles, Edit Text Boxes, Directions, Movable Parts, and a Video Tutorial to help you and your students.
- 12 background slides for students to choose from to begin designing.
- 4 slides with movable parts for students to use to design their own bunny trap. (You can edit some images, and remove or add images.)
- 6 slides for students to brainstorm, organize thoughts, and write a story about their trap.
- Black and white slides for students to digitally or handwrite stories. (narrative, persuasive, or opinion writing include)
- A Google Form to have a Favorite Trap Design Contest
Make it even more fun by adding all the student’s work to a new slide show with the music provided while in present mode to have a bunny trap design contest if you want to!
You can print and display them in your room or make a slideshow with the student’s finished products to view virtually. I even provided music, audio, and a tutorial to help you get started!
Want to do it with paper or send it home for students to do with their families? No problem! This resource is printable too!
What do you think of these fun Easter activities for elementary? Are you using any of them this year? Let me know in the comments!